Embercombe is a charity, a social enterprise and a rural educational centre for sustainability in the southwest of England. It is based on a 50-acre countryside site with low impact conference facilities, an organic market garden, orchards, woodland, a wildlife lake, with yurt-based residential accommodation for up to 60 people. It has 4 full-time staff, 3 part-time staff, free lance associates, apprentices and a large team of volunteers. Embercombe aims to champion a way of living that celebrates opportunities inherent in this challenging time, and to inspire people to contribute energetically towards the emergence of a socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling human presence on earth. Its vision is “to inspire committed action for a truly sustainable world”. It works with a broad range of people and groups, including school children, teenagers, young adults and adults of all ages, from all backgrounds and circumstances, including adult learners who are socially excluded, economically disadvantaged, from urban-based ethnic minorities (especially families), also young people at risk of homelessness and ex-offenders. Personal support, guidance, mentoring and on-going involvement is offered to assist and encourage participation in more vulnerable adult learners.